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Saluda News Briefs

Saluda Commissioner meetings 

Saluda commissioners will not meet for their regularly scheduled July meeting in lieu of Coon Dog Day activities that will occur the weekend before, July 6. The commission will however hold two public hearings and two special called meetings on June 26. The Wednesday, June 26 public hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. will focus on the budget, while the 10:30 meeting will focus on recommendations from the planning board.

Grant to help purchase Pace Park pavers

City Clerk Monica Pace recently received word from the Polk County Community Foundation that the city would be awarded a grant to purchase half of the pavers that might be needed for the upgrades to Pace Park. Baisden said they have put together a flier “Help Pave Pace Park.” Forms are currently available for anyone wishing to purchase an engraved paver. The pavers can fit up to 14 characters. Money collected from the sale of the pavers will go toward the installation of public bathrooms in downtown Saluda. For more information, call Saluda City Hall at 828- 749-2581.

Saluda Police Report

Councilman Johnnie Kinard reported on numbers from the Saluda Police Department for the month of May. In May the department wrote five state citations,15 warning tickets, worked on traffic accident, two welfare checks, one funeral escort and responded to one dead on arrival call. The department assisted Polk County Sheriff’s Office one time and Henderson County Sheriff one time.

Nominations to Historic Saluda Committee

Historic Saluda Committee members Greaton Sellers and Charlene Pace have requested to remain on the committee for another term each. Maryann Hester put in an application to be placed on the committee. Hester will replace Gloria Testerman, whom councilwoman Lynn Cass said should be commended for her hard work on the recent Historic Saluda Home Tour that took place June 1.